Archive for December, 2014

Khaleda urges all to wage movement from single platform

Khaleda urges all to wage movement from single platform

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson, Khaleda Zia on Wednesday said there was no alternative to form a government of people’s mandate to resolve the prevailing suffocating political situation in the country…

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

ACC sued RAB’s executive magistrate for embezzlement

The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday filed a case against six people including the legal officer and executive magistrate of Rapid Action Battalion Mohammad Anisur Rahman over his alleged involvement in embezzlement of public money…

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National

UN experts for banning plying of vessels through Sunderban

The United Nation team that visited Sunderban on Wednesday suggested the government to ban plying of vessels through the rivers and canals…

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National
128 people killed crossfire, 88 disappeared in 2014

128 people killed crossfire, 88 disappeared in 2014

At least 128 people were killed in ‘crossfire’ or ‘gunfight’ and 88 disappeared across the country in 2014, said the annual report of human rights…

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Journalists’ killings rise to 118 in 2014, press group says

The number of journalists who died in targeted killings, bomb attacks or shootings around the world rose to 118 in 2014 from 105 the…

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Other World News

Police refuse to record Khaleda’s GD

Chawkbazar police on Wednesday refused to record a general diary submitted by Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s lawyer fearing attacks on her during the next appearance in two graft cases at the makeshift court set up in the capital’s Bakshibazar. The police station officer-in-charge, Azizul Huq, declined to record the general diary submitted by Supreme Court lawyer Zakir Hossain […]

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

U.S. sends five Guantanamo prisoners to Kazakhstan for resettlement

Three Yemenis and two Tunisians held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo have been flown to Kazakhstan for resettlement, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of prisoner…

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Palestinians plan next steps after failed UN bid

The Palestinian leadership is meeting Wednesday to plan its next steps after a resolution to end Israel’s occupation was rejected by the U.N. Security Council, and could set a date for applying…

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International, Middle East

PM for making BAF strategically strong, effective force by 2021

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said her government wants to turn Bangladesh Air Force more modern and strategically strong and effective force by 2021, and that very soon new aircraft and helicopters…

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics
Officers of the National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) carry a body of victims on board the ill-fated AirAsia flight QZ 8501, from a helicopter upon arrival at the airport in Pangkalan Bun, Indonesia, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. — AP photo

6 bodies recovered from AirAsia crash: Official

A massive hunt for the 162 victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 resumed in the Java Sea on Wednesday, with the recovery of six bodies, including a flight attendant identified by her trademark red uniform. But wind, strong currents and…

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Stray incidents mark first day’s hartal

The first day of the two-day intermittent general strike, enforced by Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, was underway amid stray incidents across the…

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National, Politics

Large object underwater detected, presumed to be AirAsia jet

A sonar image showing a large, dark object under the sea was presumed to be the missing AirAsia plane…

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Cold claims 22 in Nepal’s ‘Tarai’ this winter

Four people died in Tarai (plain land) districts on Tuesday due to growing chill, taking the toll in the region to 22 this winter…

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International, South Asia
IMF pressed to cancel debts of Ebola-hit countries

IMF pressed to cancel debts of Ebola-hit countries

The International Monetary Fund is under mounting pressure to cancel the debts of the three poor West African countries hit hardest by Ebola, as their economies stall under the fallout from the disease…

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Business
Policeman among 3 killed in Sirajganj accident

Policeman among 3 killed in Sirajganj accident

At least three people including a policeman were killed in a road accident on the west side of Bangabandhu Bridge…

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · National

Gas explosion kills 17 in China

A gas explosion at an auto parts factory killed 17 people and injured 20 Wednesday morning in the southern city of Foshan…

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International
Justin Bieber voted worst celebrity neighbor

Justin Bieber voted worst celebrity neighbor

A survey by an online real estate database in the US has awarded the As Long As You Love Me hit-maker with the title of…

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Entertainment, Music
UN rejects Palestinian resolution to end Israel’s occupation

UN rejects Palestinian resolution to end Israel’s occupation

The Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation within three years late Tuesday…

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Gambia president Jammeh lands in Chad

Gambia president Yahya Jammeh landed in the capital of Chad on Tuesday in an aircraft bearing Gambia’s national colours, a Reuters witness said, the first recorded sighting of the leader since gunfire erupted around the presidential palace in Banjul overnight…

December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · International

US calls for release of Americans in Iran, denies swap deal

The United States called on Tuesday for the release of US citizens held in Iran, but denied a report that Washington had proposed a prisoner exchange for a former US marine…

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